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Celebrating 35 years of empowering newcomers in Hamilton

 Since 1988, Immigrants Working Centre has empowered newcomers in Hamilton. We began as a grassroots initiative supporting refugees from Central America.


For 35 years, our team has closely collaborated with over 4,000 newcomers in Hamilton annually, supporting their full social, civic, and economic participation in Canada. Today, we continue to empower immigrants, playing a pivotal role in Hamilton’s growth.


As we mark 35 years, we celebrate not only our journey but also the remarkable individuals who’ve supported us, accessed our services, and championed a diverse and inclusive Hamilton for all.


Thank you for being part of our journey.

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"This Anniversary event marks a significant milestone in our journey, one that began in the heart of Hamilton, and it's a celebration we want to share with all of Hamilton."

35th Anniversary on Dec 1st at 3pm. Location: 100 Main St. W. Room 2032

Celebrate with us!

Share your memories, birthday wishes, and dreams for our future.


Tehreem – November 29, 2023: Wishing you all the best on your move and an exciting start at your new location. YWCA Hamilton is looking forward […] Read more

Students' Gradua...

Maria – November 28, 2023: The potlucks celebrating the students’ graduations were amazing. Not only were the graduations a whole event but […] Read more

Int. Marketplace

Alinamaria – November 28, 2023: I was part of thirteen International Marketplaces. From shea butter to chai tea, butter chicken to lentil soup, Sima’s pink tea to handmade crafts, each marketplace was a unique adventure […] Read more

Thank you to our Sponsors

If you would like to be part of this event as a sponsor, please contact Anni Kelly at akelly@iwchamilton.ca.

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